U.K. incumbent BT has clinched a juicy £45 million (US$70 million), seven-year managed services deal with Asian brokerage CLSA. BT's Unified Trading system for trading communications forms the heart of the agreement, along with firewall services, application optimization, device management and maintenance. (See BT Sees Results From Its Vertical Leap.)
The European Commission wants to make access to public data easier and cheaper, a move that, it believes, could enhance (among other things) smartphone applications and boost the region's annual trade by tens of billions of euros, reports Reuters.
The BBC has tweaked its popular iPlayer TV catch-up service so that it can run on 3G networks, though initially it will only be available on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) devices, reports ... oh, the BBC! An analyst quoted in the story fears some bill-shock could be heading users' way.